Children and teenagers
Unfortunately, wars and conflicts affect many children and teenagers. Young patients at the health center have been through a lot of violences and brutal separations. Some of them survived massacres.
In 2017, 20% of our patients were children and teenagers.
17% of them are unaccompanied minors, with no family members in France. 83% of young patients came in France with their relatives.
Since 1999, we have set up a specific orientation program for unaccompanied children and teenagers. During the admission process, unaccompanied minors are put first.
Unaccompanied minors are immediately oriented towards a psychologist. We pay a specific attention to their needs, because of their particularly vulnerable situations. The Primo Levi Center also collaborates actively with institutional partners on this high-priority topic, including Child Care Agency (Aide sociale à l’enfance), schools, asylum-seekers centers, and Medico-psycho-pedagogical Centres (CMPP).